Koutloumousiou Monastery

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Koutloumousiou Monastery
Μονή Κουτλουμουσίου
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Interior of the monastery.
Koutloumousiou Monastery is located in Mount Athos
Koutloumousiou Monastery
Location within Mount Athos
Monastery information
Full name Holy Monastery of Koutloumousiou
Order Ecumenical Patriarchate
Dedicated to Transfiguration of the Saviour
Diocese Mount Athos
Prior Archimandrite Elder Christodoulos
Location Mount Athos, Greece
Coordinates 40°15′13″N 24°14′50″E / 40.2536°N 24.2472°E / 40.2536; 24.2472Coordinates: 40°15′13″N 24°14′50″E / 40.2536°N 24.2472°E / 40.2536; 24.2472
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The Koutloumousiou Monastery (Greek: Μονή Κουτλουμουσίου) or Koutloumousi (Κουτλουμούσι) is an Eastern Orthodox monastery in the monastic state of Mount Athos in Greece. The monastery ranks sixth in the hierarchy of the Athonite monasteries.

The monastery was raised with the help of voivodes Nicolae Alexandru and Vladislav Vlaicu from Wallachia.[1]

Among the treasures of the monastery is the purported largest relic of the True Cross.

The monastery's library contains 662 manuscripts and approximately 3,500 printed books.

It has 20 working monks.

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  1. ^ http://www.mountathos.gr/active.aspx?mode=en{58c89da4-f6e0-4e21-8c4b-70308d98a2c1}View Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine.

A. E. Bakalopulos (1973). History of Macedonia, 1354-1833. [By] A.E. Vacalopoulos. p. 166. At the end of the 15th century, the Russian pilgrim Isaiah relates that the monks support themselves with various kinds of work including the cultivation of their vineyards....He also tells us that nearly half the monasteries are Slav or Albanian. As Serbian he instances Docheiariou, Grigoriou, Ayiou Pavlou, a monastery near Ayiou Pavlou and dedicated to St. John the Theologian (he no doubt means the monastery of Ayiou Dionysiou), and Chilandariou. Panteleïmon is Russian, Simonopetra is Bulgarian, and Karakallou and Philotheou are Albanian.

External links

  • Koutloumousiou monastery at the Mount Athos website
  • Greek Ministry of Culture: Holy Monastery of Koutloumousiou
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